Swaziland

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Country summary:

Board Members
When registered 2012
Alliance Focal Network Coordinating Assembly of Non-Governmental Organisations (CANGO)
Government COEs 10
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Media COEs 6
Key partners Local Government Association of Swaziland (SWALGA); Deputy Prime Minister Gender and Family Issues Affairs Unit (GFIU); Ministry of Tinkhundla Development and Administration; Ministry of Housing Urban and Development; Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/ AIDS in Africa (AMICAALL); Swaziland Sexual Reproductive and Human Rights; National Assembly of Non-Governmental Organizations (CANGO).

Read more in the Swaziland country report.

Swaziland Strategy 2016 – 2020


Eswatini: Menstrual Dignity Has a Price Tag

Eswatini: Menstrual Dignity Has a Price Tag

By Ayanda Jozane Mbabane, 7 December: Used sanitary pads should only be found in a sanitary bin, a pit latrine, or in an incinerator getting ready to be set alight. Used sanitary pads should not be found hidden behind the toilet or tucked in the lidless water bowl or flung outside the window so that […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

ESwatini: Violence infringes on LGBTIQA rights

ESwatini: Violence infringes on LGBTIQA rights

By Zanta Nkumane Mbabane, 6 December: History was made recently in Eswatini when on  the 30th of June 2018 the first ever Eswatini Pride was held.  The event has been lauded as a milestone in the quest for LGBTIQ+ visibility in the deeply religious and cultural Kingdom. Eswatini, like most of African countries, still upholds […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: LGBTI | Sexuality Programs: GL Commentary Service

ESwatini: Violence against key populations must end

ESwatini: Violence against key populations must end

By Sifiso Nhlabatsi Manzini, 6 December: Sex workers and members of the Lesbians Gays Bisexual Transsexual and Intersex  (LGBTI) community in the country have expressed their concern about the lack of respect shown to them because of their sexual orientation in the country. Members of the key population have now and again tried to engage […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: LGBTI | Sexuality Programs: GL Commentary Service

Swaziland: GBV fuelling depression amongst women

Swaziland: GBV fuelling depression amongst women

By Bongiwe Zwane Mbabane, 27 November: ‘Oh my God! He did that to you? Why didn’t you just leave?’ That is the question that everyone asks. I don’t think you can really know until you are in that person’s shoes. I felt I couldn’t leave because I was in love. For the first time, I […]

eSwatini: Busisiwe Phiri

Violence against women is common in Swaziland. Busisiwe Phiri experienced GBV first hand but her life has never been the same after meeting Gender Links. I was born in Ngwenya village under Hhohho region. My home is very close to the border between Swaziland and South Africa. It is the main border post in Swaziland […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

eSwatini: Dumsile Magongo

“I am the Town Clerk for the Ngwenya town board, and my main responsibilities are to manage the affairs of the town council and to ensure that all the policies in place are implemented. My relationship with Gender Links started in 2011, when I was approached as the town clerk to participate in the Local […]

October 9, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Felicia Motinga

“I am an empowered woman and in control of my future. I do not need a man to depend on economically.” Felicia Motinga started a baking business called Brukaros Bakery in Berseba. The name of the bakery is derived from the prominent geological mountain feature and tourist attraction in the Karas region. It is situated […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: Business | Employment Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland: Dumsile Mathabela

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. You can dust yourself off and try again as often as you need to “In my first encounter with Gender Links (GL) I could not talk straight, all I did was cry. If Thandokuhle Dlamini, GL media officer can recall, my self-esteem was […]

October 4, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland – Makhosazane Shongwe

Makhosazane Shongwe is a passionate woman working towards change of each and every women, men, girls and boys. She is a mother of four children. She is from a developing Municipality, Ngwenya Town Board. She is a Councillor who work towards seeing residents living a good social life and economical sound. She don’t let failures of the past interfere with the future that’s her motto. Makhosazane’s work is to develop the Ngwenya Community in social concerns […]

September 25, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

The Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Act Analysis

The Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Act Analysis

By Zethu Shongwe-Thring Mbabane, 24 September : Last week Gender Links participated in a training conducted by Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) in conjunction with Eswatini Gender Consortium in Manzini (FLAS) Family Life Association conference room.  This training attended by about thirty people from different civil society organisations and (NGO) non-governmental Organisations sought to […]

September 24, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance
Swaziland

Office

Country ManagerNcane Maziya
Phone 00 268 762 40486
Emailswdlocalgvt@genderlinks.org.za
Address1st Floor Dlanubeka Building, Office# 106F. Mbabane, Swaziland